Ticket #3965 (closed defect: worksforme)
Windows XP crashes (BSOD) when clicking shortcut to non-existant shared folder
|Reported by:||myxiplx||Owned by:|
A long while ago I created a link to a VirtualBox shared folder, and placed that shortcut to it in the toolbar next to my start menu. Today I clicked on that link, and my computer crashed.
- The first time it crashed, Virtualbox shrunk to a single line of colourful dots.
- After I rebooted, I right-clicked on the icon to delete it, that blue screened windows.
- After the next reboot, I created a new toolbar, planning to move the icon somewhere safe out of the way, dragging the icon caused another blue screen.
The blue screen only appears for half a second, but says "page fault in nonpaged area".
Actually, while typing this I've had an idea - At the moment I don't have any shared folders configured on this machine, I deleted them after finding it was easier to use regular network shares.
- Feeling brave, I created a new shared folder, and verified that it worked.
- I then hovered the mouse over the bad shortcut, saw its name was VBOXSVRDesktop and guessed that I'd shared my Linux desktop.
- After creating a new shared folder for my desktop, the shortcut works fine, and does not bluescreen windows.
That shortcut has now been deleted and I've again turned off shared folders.
I am 99% sure that this will be reproducible by:
- Creating a shared folder
- Creating a shortcut to that shared folder
- Rebooting (shared folder will disappear since they're transient by default)
- Attempting to open, move, view properties of, or delete that shortcut - I believe any of these will crash windows.